Chinese Export Lacquer Games Box
Chinese Export Lacquer Games Box
Chinese Export Lacquer Games Box
Chinese Export Lacquer Games Box
Chinese Export Lacquer Games Box
Chinese Export Lacquer Games Box
Chinese Export Lacquer Games Box
Chinese Export Lacquer Games Box
Chinese Export Lacquer Games Box

Chinese Export Lacquer Games Box

1835 to 1870 China Qing Dynasty

Offered by Thomas Coulborn & Sons

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A rectangular shaped compartmented storage box with a lid which can be lifted to reveal five smaller boxes within. The exterior of the box and lids of five internal boxes are decorated with minute gilt grape leaves and fruit, with an outer border of leaves and pears. The sides of the smaller boxes are decorated with gilt floral motifs on a black lacquered background.

In his chapter on ‘Gilt-Decorated Lacquerware’ in ‘The Decorative Arts of the China Trade: Paintings, furnishings and exotic curiosities’, Carl L. Crossman states that: ‘Westerners have been fascinated with oriental lacquerware since their first introduction to it… The hard, shiny surface and the handsome designs in gold and colours made lacquerware one of the most sought after products of the China trade’ (Antique Collectors’ Club, 1991), p.263. He illustrates a detail of lacquerware decoration with tendrils and grape leaf patterns, a type of design used on China trade lacquerware, circa 1785-1820 (ibid, plate 146), which closely resembles the lacquerware pattern used to decorate our box.
Bibliography:
Carl L. Crossman, ‘The Decorative Arts of the China Trade: Paintings, furnishings and exotic curiosities’ (Antique Collectors’ Club, 1991)
Dimensions
Height 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
Width 30.50 cm (12.01 inches)
Depth 27.50 cm (10.83 inches)
Stock Code
6625
Medium
Gilt, black lacquer.
Thomas Coulborn & Sons

Thomas Coulborn & Sons
Vesey Manor
64 Birmingham Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B72 1QP
England

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